COCHON555 - 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers
May
19
5:00 PM17:00

COCHON555 - 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers

(hey guys! I’ll be at this event, chowing down on some of the best meals by Miami’s finest! Code ftlauderdalefoodies25 for 25% off your ticket!)

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With an all-star cast of chefs who specialize in whole animal cooking paired with farmers responsibly raising delicious heritage breed pigs, Cochon555 returns to Miami on Sunday, May 19th. This year’s competing chefs include Jorgie Ramos of BARLEY; Karla Hoyos of The Bazaar by Jose Andres; Fernando Desa of Goya; Cesar Zapata of Phuc Ya and Jimmy Lebron of 27 Restaurant & Bar.

A crowd of a few hundred pork-loving gourmands and fourteen notable judges will score each chef on utilization, global influences, cooking techniques, overall flavor, and the “best bite of the day.” This year’s fourteen notable judges include a lineup of local luminaries such as Chef Brad Kilgore of Alter, Chef Aaron Brooks of Edge Steakhouse, Gio Gutierrez of ChatChow TV, Chef Jose Mendin of La Placita, as well as the headline all-star butcher, Andres Barrientos of Miami Smokers.

Each event also features an educational whole animal butchery program called the Pop-Up Butcher Shop and a charitable Silent Auction. This year’s headlining all-star butcher will be Andres Barrientos of Miami Smokers. Additionally, running in tandem are two satellite beverage competitions to complement the whole-animal tilt; Punch Kings presented by El Tesoro Tequila, a whole bottle, large-format spirit competition featuring five top barkeeps in a hand-crafted punch challenge and Somm Smackdown, a face-off of five top sommeliers pairing the best wine with heritage pig.

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The whole event is in support of Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of disaster (flood, fire and disease). At its core, Cochon555 aims to create moments of inspiration, and to engender discussion and action - to buy, to cook, shop and donate in the name of safe, honest, and delicious food. For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement and to purchase tickets, visit https://cochon555.com/us-tour/2019-miami/

About Cochon555

The Cochon555 Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs through an innovative nose-to-tail pig cooking competition. This epic pork feast visits 14 major cities in North America annually. The tour is comprised of an array of live expressions and cultivates a long-term impact for heritage species. Both educational and inspirational messages are circulated among 16,000 guests; 2,200+ chefs; 150+ family farms; and culinary schools each year. Since 2009, 108,000+ consumers have experienced heritage pork for the first time, more than $1,100,000 has been donated to charities, and over $1,200,000 has been paid directly to our farmers.





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Atlantic Hotel & Spa Full Moon Party
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Atlantic Hotel & Spa Full Moon Party

The monthly Full Moon Party will take place on the 5th Floor Oceanfront Terrace and will include a pre-fixe food menu, live music and entertainment by DJ Angelo from Phent Entertainment, and fire dancers. 

The General Admission for Full Moon Party is Free (does not include food or drinks).

Included with the purchase of a ticket is a 4-Course Dinner, provided by the restaurant’s hotel,Wild Thyme Oceanside Eatery. The menu will change from month to month. This month’s menu features:

·         1st Course - Pear & Endive Salad

·         2nd Course - Korean BBQ Short Rib Taco

·         3rd Course - Trio of Sliders (Bison, Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake & Crispy Chicken Milanese)

·         4th Course - Old School S'mores Mason Jar Style

The Full Moon Dinner Ticket is $49.95* per person (pre-pay a deposit of $25 plus tax to reserve a seat). The General Admission for Full Moon Party is Free (does not include food or drinks). Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/atlantichotelandspa or please call 954-567-8070.

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Birthday Brunch with Ft. Lauderdale Foodies
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Birthday Brunch with Ft. Lauderdale Foodies

Join me, Ft. Lauderdale Foodies, and my foodie friends to celebrate my birthday with me! We will be having a brunch party at C&I Studios. The event is free and open to everyone. Small snacks and bites will be provided. Drinks and additional an additional food menu curated by me and set at a special price will be available for purchase. Partial proceeds will benefit C&I Reach. I am excited to celebrate my birthday with you! Let’s have fun.

Thank you to Next Door at C&I & Brytt Bakes for the goodies we will be tasting!

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CREAM CELEBRATES DORAL GRAND OPENING W/FREE ICE CREAM
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

CREAM CELEBRATES DORAL GRAND OPENING W/FREE ICE CREAM

CREAM will now add Doral to its locator map. The new location will host a grand opening on April 27, 2019 from 12:00 NOON to 12 MIDNIGHT. The festivities will include FREE Handcrafted & Warm Ice Cream Sandwiches from Opening until 7PM and a ribbon cutting ceremony including Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez and Doral Council, Bravo TV’s Richie Skye, renowned artist Carlos A. Navarro, and Revolution 93.5 radio personality Natalia Radziuk. The store is located at: 9715 NW 41 Street, Doral, Florida 33178.

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Cafe Collective Celebrates Earth Day with Matcha Latte, Proceeds to Sierra Club Foundation
Apr
22
to Apr 26

Cafe Collective Celebrates Earth Day with Matcha Latte, Proceeds to Sierra Club Foundation

Cafe Collective in Fort Lauderdale is celebrating Earth Day with a week-long initiative to support the Sierra Club Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the natural and human environment. The cafe will donate 50% of the proceeds from their Matcha Green Tea Latte from April 22nd- April 26th

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